Feminist Governance: Tracking Womxn-centred Policy and Action

We considered the latest available APP’s and Budget Vote Statements (2019/20) of key departments to analyse how plans, targets, budgets and ministerial commitments made, speak to the lived realities of womxn in South Africa.

Using a feminist framework, together with other key social justice issues through a feminist intersectional lens, we considered how these documents and ministerial track records translate in practical ways for ordinary people, womxn and non-binary people in particular.

The project aims to take the questions beyond only what these departmental documents and ministers are saying on issues commonly defined as gendered or ‘women’s issues’ such as gender-based violence and womxn’s representation further, into questions of how they address a gendered or womxn’s agenda.